Rauschenberg at Tate Modern – A Must See

Run don’t walk to Tate Modern’s retrospective of the late Robert Rauschenberg opening Thursday, which is not only visually sublime, but also explains the motivations behind the late American artist’s incredibly diverse career. He is one of my all-time favourite artists. Somehow he manages to make canvases packed with everyday objects like a bucket, an…

Tate Modern Fatigue – Wanna Save the Tate for a Later Date? Then Read On

I know, I know,  the new Tate Modern is a must-see.  Switch House, the 10-story twisted pyramid of latticed brick is as mesmerising as it is overwhelming. The panoramic views from the 10th floor, the gorgeous Louise Bourgeois watercolours on the 4th  floor, the vast exhibition spaces with eye-popping installations,  the industrial concrete walls throughout, the…

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The Imaginary Genius of Bill Viola

 American video artist Bill Viola captures what it is to be human in all its raw beauty. Birth, death, mortality, love, suffering, despair are all there in stark moving imagery that is entirely relatable (normal looking actors in normal looking clothes), and yet otherworldly, spooky, eerie and totally mesmerising.  No wonder the 63-year old Californian…